File No. 437.00/52A.

The Secretary of State to the American Minister.


Regarding the Department’s telegram of May 17 concerning arbitration of claims, say to the President that it should not be construed as an insistence upon immediate action, as we recognize that the new administration has not had time to investigate, although it is taken for granted that the matter will be taken up by the President as soon as other duties permit, and we shall be pleased to hear from him if any reason against provision for arbitration should exist.